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    February 18, 2013
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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> president's day on this monday february 18th. we are from our roof camera here on van ness avenue, looking back at san francisco. most of us are waking up to cool conditions this morning. >> good morning here. certainly, a beautiful weekend. it felt like summer. temperatures, however are going to be below this ysabel average. breezy for this after doing. temperatures however have be below this season double average. tomorrow, a bit warmer but right now,
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temperatures and 38. 40's it richmond. as we take a gander at the highs 60s it in antioch in fairfield. 53 in daly city. this is from the gulf of alaska bringing some rainfall to the bay area. this is when many of people are going pagoda school tomorrow by 6:00 a.m., light rain indicated for the north bay. the heart of the bay, that delta, the livermore valley. and by 9:00 a.m., the rain fall will intensify. moderate/heavy. more widespread. continuing towards the afternoon hours. later, we will be dry. but
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rainfall for the east to bay. these totals we are expecting. the bass site id over 1 in. for the santa cruz mountains. and your kron 4 7 day around the bay highlights of the unsettled weather. with the wet weather is going to be cool air mass. the wind will be gusting at 20 m.p.h. however, take a look at how easy the traffic looks with not many cars a very quiet cars from oakland to towards san francisco and also the
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san mateo bridge only 13 minutes. the golden gate is also very quiet coming out of marin county. >> an investigation into what caused a boat and a ferry to collide. injuring two people. is still on going. the accident happened saturday between a golden gate ferry and a 22-foot motorboat. this is video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c-7 news. investigators were trying to determine who was at fault in the crash on the san francisco bay. according to golden gate transit, the motorboat was traveling at a high speed when it collided with the ferry. all five crew members aboard will be drug tested and placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. >> an apartment fire on treasure island claiming the life of a 10-year-old girl.brings a community together. loved ones are remebering "corlina godfrey."
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they held a candelight vigil where she died. she was killed saturday in a two-alarm apartment fire. it happened at around 12-15 in the morning. on the 12-hundred block of mariner drive. five people escaped. but corlina godfrey did not make it. kron four's philippe djegal with those who knew godfrey. give a shoe is a very shoes to very sweet girl. nearly 100 friends and neighbors sharing emotions for this child she attended john muir elementary. but i remember her as a sweet
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elementary child who loved to read and write. she just received an award on thursday for a literary achievement. >> i have two children and it hurts, it hurts a lot. making sure her. believe she's gone. phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> the search is on for a castroville man who is reportedly missing with a 10-month-old boy. authorities believe he has fled to mexico. police were called to a residence in castorville over the weekend on a report of possible child abuse but could not locate 47-year-old jesus espinoza or 10-month- old angelle nergon. sunday morning investigators received information that espinoza might be on his way to mexico.
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>> a convicted rapist is behind bars after fleeing to mexico. 20-year-old spencer scarber was arrested by mexican authorities in acapulco on thursday on suspicion of using a false name and identification. scarber has been wanted since fleeing fresno county back in december. three days before he was convicted of rape. robbery. and burglary charges. his father kyle scarber. an assistant chief with the c- h-p's central division. along with his mother and sister were arrested on saturday for allegedly helping scarber escape. >> watching gas prices around the nation this morning. the state average is sitting at 4-16 for a regular gallon of gas. taking a look at some of the bay area averages. in san francisco, it is just under the state average at 4-13. in oakland it's $4-05. and in san jose. it's $4-07 for a regular gallon of gas.
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>> here is a reminder of some closures and public transit schedule change for today since it is president's day. all federal, state courts and offices are closed. city and county offices will also not be opened today. banks will not be opened. no mail delivery today. and here is an alternate schedule for public transit systems around the bay. bart and muni: saturday schedule golden gate transit - sunday schedules for buses and ferries samtrans- regular nonschool weekday caltrain- holiday schedule ac transit - sunday schedule this live look out of tampa. this live look out of tampa. get whatever you want, baby. hmm. let's just share a 20 piece. [ internal ] 20 mcnuggets, for only $4.99?
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>> bbc reporters have walked off the job for 24 hours to protest job cuts. reporters mounted picket lines outside of the bbc's central london studios. programs went on, but many shows were disrupted. the union says poor decisions taken by the bbc leadership are leading to quality journalism being compromised. now some 2,000 jobs are at risk and 7,000 jobs have been cut since 2004. the bbc said in a statement the union's actions are disappointing but that it doesn't change the fact that the corporation must make savings targets that will require job cuts. >> maker's mark bourbon won't be watered down after all. the liquor maker announced it is reversing its decision to add water to its bourbon. the move was to help keep up with global demand. but, after hearing the outrage, maker's mark said starting today-- it will resume full-strength
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bourbon production. reader's digest's parent company has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in less than 4 years. the publisher of the 91- year-old magazine, filed for bankruptcy to cut $465 million in debt and focus on north american operations as consumers shift from print to electronic media. reader's digest went public in 1990. the company previously filed for bankruptcy protection in august 2009, citing a drop in advertising spending and the debt load incurred in its acquisition. reader's digest listed both assets and debt of more than $1 billion in chapter 11 documents. >> l-g says its new smartphone with a full high- definition screen will go on sale in south korea this week and hit shelves in japan in april. the optimus g pro smartphone features a 5.5- inch screen that packs over 2 million pixels, or twice as many as smartphones with hd screens.
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phone manufacturers are trying to make high- resolution screens a key feature in their new smartphones this year. full hd screens are more common in televisions but smartphone makers began to embrace them this year amid cutthroat competition. lg said its new android- powered phone features other upgrades including a camera that can shoot full hd videos and photographs. >> still ahead. thousands across the country come together to protest the extension of an oil pipeline. how those here in the bay area joined the nationwide movement. we'll be right back on the kron four morning news.
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>> thousands across the country are protesting against the extension of an oil pipeline. kron four's philippe djegal spoke with environmentalists. and, explains why they rallied in san francisco against the keystone x-l pipeline. this is expected to go from canada to the gulf of mexico. taking a 34 of oil. they will decide in the next 60-100 days. california officials are pushing hard for money to recover the costs of fighting wildfires. for the last eight years, the state has more aggressively gone after
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businesses and individuals it blames for starting those wildfires. the state's ""civil cost recovery program"" is we are calling on president obama to take swift action to curb our carbon emissions. >> this is nearly $12 billion. phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> california officials are pushing hard for money to recover the cost of fighting wildfires. considered such a financial success that governor jerry brown is asking lawmakers to expand the unit's staff of lawyers, fire accountants, and investigators from 14 to 24.
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california department of forestry and fire protection officials say the unit goes after people who spark wildfires, costing millions of dollars to put out. however some state officials believe the state should put limits on it's attempts to recover money. we are waking up with warmer conditions. >> good morning. it will be overcast. partial clearing but mainly cloudy skies. quite a contrast from this weekend and even last weekend. temperatures hit the 70's. it is deftly not going to feel like-and definitely-going to feel like february, it will feel more like right of the heart of winter with these 40's and 30's. by bill become law
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50s indicated by-deal-that blue will show 50s. 50s the zero in the heart of the bay , 53 degrees expected it daly city. the satellite and radar showing some real. we are expecting up to 1 in. at higher elevations. and some snowfall with winter weather advisories. in fact all day tuesday hazardous conditions possible. we do have
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potential to see rainfall nearly every day this week. certainly, a quiet morning this morning with traffic. if very few cars because of presidents day. pretty quiet. here, at the san mateo bridge no problems
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>> caltrans is preparing to spend 9 million-dollars for a p-r firm to sell people on riding trains. a spokesperson with caltrans says that advertising for amtrak increases the number of riders and raises the revenue for the state. caltrans has tentatively picked an outfit called "t- m-d-group" for a three-year campaign intended to boost ridership on three amtrak routes in the state, including the capitol corridor line from san jose to placer county.
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amtrak carries almost 5- point-6 million passengers in the state annually, but ridership on some lines has dipped. two men who were in the process of stealing beer fired shots at a security guard in mill valley. according to police the men took two cases of beer from the safeway on redwood- highway-frontage-road. shortly before three a-m sunday morning. when a store employee approached them they took off in a gold-colored minivan. a security guard called the sheriff's office and then followed the vehicle in an attempt to get a license plate number. that's when the security guard heard four-to-five shots fired at him from the passenger side window. the security guard backed off but continued to follow the van as it fled onto highway 101. a undercover sting busts businesses in sonoma county selling alcohol to minors. round table pizza,hop monk tavern and pizzeria capri were all cited for selling alcohol to an underage decoy. employees who gave alcohol to the minors, and the businesses are being referred to the department of alcohol beverage control for administrative license violations. in national news. an idaho businessman has now lost his job after
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allegedly slapping a toddler on a delta air lines flight. as of sunday, joe rickey hundley is no longer an executive at an aerospace company in idaho. an f-b-i affidavit details an alleged assault involving hundley on a flight from minneapolis to atlanta. just before landing, the toddler's mother says hundley used a racial slur while demanding she quiet the crying child. then, she says, hundley slapped the boy in the face. hundley's employer suspended him, this weekend; the company fired him on sunday, saying the allegations are contradictory to the company's values. >> a new study out this morning says that changing the channel from violent t-v shows to educational t-v can improve the behavior or preschoolers. the results from the study at seattle children's research institute says that improvement is modest and fades over time. but doctors with the study say it shows that what children watch is as important as how much they watch it. race car driver danica patrick is making nascar
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history. patrick has become the first woman to win the pole position for the daytona 500. this means that she will start in the front row on february 24th alongside jeff gordon. the rest of the drivers will participate in two qualifying races. scheduled for thursday. to find out what positions they will start in. this is what patrick had to say about her record breaking day. >> it was just in a moment thinking about what i need to do for next sunday. >> this is patrick's first full year as a nascar sprint cup driver. last year she made ten sprint cup starts. for:2it is for:
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>> forest whitaker has an unwelcome encounter at a new york deli, and movie-goers choose "die hard" for valentine's day. cristina mutchler has more in today's hollywood minute this was a false accusation of shoplifting. he was she did not alert authorities. action overtook romance
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with diehardarkansas authorities are reporting the death of country music star mindy mccready. the cause. an apparent suicide. deputies responded to a 9-1- 1 call sunday afternoon of gunshots fired at her home. when officers arrived they found her body on the front porch. investigators say she died of an apparent self- inflicted gunshot wound. the troubled singer struggled with addiction and mental illness. she burst onto the music scene in 1996 with her debut album "10,000 angels" and the hit "guys do it all the time". mccready leaves behind two young boys, one of them ten months old. the infant's father, record producer david wilson killed himself last month.
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mccready was 37 years old. still ahead. venezuelan president hugo chavez announcing this morning that he is going home after being treated in cuba for cancer. details on his recovery coming up.
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>> top stories we are following on this monday morning. protesters take to the streets in los angeles to protest the death of killer christopher dorner. they say, they didn't agree with dorner's actions, but accuse the police of brutality and corruption. and women in one san francisco neighborhood are fearing for their safety this morning as an attacker is still on the loose. we'll hear from some women who live in the mission district coming up. - 4:30 30's right now, pretty
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chilly in the livermore. area. reese quite a contrast to what we saw this weekend. cessn55 degrees in fremont. cupertino, similar conditions for the east bay. downtown of the san francisco, as we take a look at the satellite we are looking at this cool front coming down from alaska. the wood will increase. by 6:00 a.m. that will indicate lighter rain fall. even
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moderate/heavy. but i did not the devil will see flooding at that level but temperatures could even produce some pop up showers with those clouds. with 1 in. at higher elevations. your kron 4 7 day around the bay unsettled. with dry and mostly conditions as the week progresses. taking it look at the traffic. it is light terror than usual from
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oakland to towards the city. just 12-30 minutes >> new in overnight news. one person was killed after crashing a stolen car while attempting to evade officers late last night. san jose police say an officer was conducting a routine traffic stop in the area of capitol expressway and towers lane when a dark colored s-u-v attempted to run the officer over around 11 p-m. the officer was able to jump out of the way, and began pursing the fleeing car. the chase went onto southbound highway 101 towards blossom hill road. eventually the driver of the car lost control and crashed in the 54-hundred block of monterey road. the driver was pronounced dead the scene. two passengers in the fleeing car were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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speeds reaching over 90 mph this driver was a man in his 20s if there is and the affirmation of drugs or alcohol? >> death like, there are going to look to see if there is -- information. his car is at theat this point still
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a developing story. >> thank-you. a community remembers the 10-year-old girl who died in an weekend apartment fire on treasure island. close to a hundred people showed up for the night. it was held in front of the building where corn-lina godfrey was killed. a local pastor shared a half prayer. some of godfrey's teachers and classmates were also in said the crowd. they sang songs, paying tribute to the little girl. many people were very emotional. shedding tears. some also left stuffed animals and wrote left messages on a poster board. wishing godfrey's family their best. they will idea to her as a sweet young mloving girl . and she just received a
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academic achievement award on thursday. >> we are all here for the family. the apartment building caught fire at around 12-15 saturday morning. on the 12-hundred block of mariner drive. five people escaped. but corn-lina godfrey did not make it. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> an investigation into what caused a boat and a ferry to people. still on going. the accident happened saturday between a golden gate ferry and a 22-foot motorboat. this is video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c-seven news. investigators were trying to determine who was at fault in the crash on the san francisco bay. according to golden gate transit, the motorboat was traveling at high speed when it collided with the ferry.
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all five crew members aboard will be drug tested and placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. >> in a turn of events. people *supporting accused cop killer christopher dorner demonstrated in front of an l-a police department. the protesters say they didn't agree with dorner's actions, but accuse the police of brutality and corruption. some say they believe dorner's accusations of racism and unfair treatment others accused police of acting as "judge, jury, and executioner" by killing dorner. he's accused of killing four people, citing his motive as revenge for his dismisal by the l-a-p-d. in world news, venezuelan president hugo chavez says he has returned home to venezuela after more than two months of medical office treatment in cuba following cancer surgery. chavez says in a message on his twitter account that he had arrived in venezuela. he says "we will continue our treatment here." we will be right back. here
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is a live look outside. a slow start. happy presidents day. get whatever you want, baby.
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so you get the tastes you love at a price you'll love even more. guess who's going to the game? [ internal ] thank you. [ male announcer ] the simple joy of having more to love. >> there are growing questions about president obama's new cabinet. many of the president's key nominees are sitting in limbo. and the clock is ticking on a number of critical issues. jessica yellin breaks down all the nominees and what's stopping them from taking office. >> there are still several
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that are open cabinet members and open cabinet positions. hagel..is still waiting and mccain there is a lot of ill will he practically attacked the bush should ministration. also, the choice for the cia is brennen about the tax and
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benghazi dr in the benghazi dones. >> we want to find out what happened about the talking points. >> republican senators want to find out more about his work at citigroup >> there are a number of problems that could arise still otherthe white house is *downplaying it's draft proposal as merely a ""back up plan"" if lawmakers don't come up with an immigration overhaul of their own. officials with the obama
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administration say that the president ""wants to be prepared"" in case the small bipartisan group of senators this is a live look outside. with mt. tam id wanted neighborhood is preparing for a plan to attack the wothese attackers are women of this neighborhood.
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>> welcome back. weather, traffic. >> right now, it is kind of cloudy but we are seeing some clear conditions. partly cloudy for this evening and the highs will be climbing into the mid upper 50s. quite a contrast to what we have been experiencing. it is going to feel like winter unsettled. the wind will pick up. as we take a look of the afternoon
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highs. 50s through san francisco. 55 in hayward, fremont and the satellite and radar taking a look of the radar. this cold front towards the northern portion. this will press itself from the gulf of alaska. with one-half inch potentially 1 in. at the higher elevations. tracking it out. plenty of us on the roads for work or school tomorrow. and we've s could see some of this rolling in intensity through out tomorrow morning to rain chance this will be lingering. it looks like there rainfall for the delta, concord, vallejo, petaluma. we are also
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anticipating some snowfall. low snow levels. hazardous. certainly keeping your chains and d. with your kron 4 seven day around the bay. it looks like we could see a chance of rainfall each and every day. in fact cooler than the seasonable average. in the meantime, the traffic is very quiet. it will stay that way into many people are off. a very decent drive with the bridges. the san mateo bridge, towards foster city. going eastbound. and 101 also
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looking good. here on our traffic backups. everything looked good however, there was an overnight fatality. near san jose that is not impacting the freeways. there is still horror, the investigation. and the still however-the investigation and the northbound 85 and the 1 0 1. house gets ahead of them. police are searching for suspects in a shooting that happened in east palo alto. around 2:30 p-m yesterday police responded to reports of shots fired outside a home at 670 runnymede street. there they found a 30-year- old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the legs. a suspect vehicle was found nearby a short while later but was unoccupied. police are working with limited information on the suspect and the motive remains unclear.
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>> a violent predator is on loose in san francisco. and women are the targets. the attacks are happening in the city's mission and noe valley neighborhoods. kron4's maureen kelly has details and reaction from people who live there. >> is really scary. >> the most recent was the therese second on bart left around 1:00 a.m. and >> that woman was walking here going the other direction and attacked her. and before running away they do not believe that the suspect's motive had anything to do with robbery.
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seeing it happen which is basically on the edge. near noe valley is very safe ... you think of strollers and posh boutiques....not this suspect took off running. in both cases he the victim was sexually assaulted but residents are worried. >> it sounded like the last one where she escaped it
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sound like he was trying to rape her. it seemed like she was able to get away. maureen kelly, kron 4 news. police are searching for suspects in a shooting that happened in east palo alto loose in san francisco. the attacks are happening in valley neighborhoods. kron4's maureen kelly has>> it's really scary of this man. released by police.of the suspect in two assaults. both timesthe female victims were walking alone late at night. the most recent attack.happening on feburary wmen hanging out around the back on january 6th a similar attack happened not heart of noe valley.this neither victim was sexually assaultedbut those who live police say this stated here, restaurant when the thief during the night, then walking up to the cash register, he pried it open with screw driver. guys digital camera santa find a picture of 42-year investigators brought stripe in for questions and that's when police say he admitted
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khyber restaurant and santa cruz glass right next door the manager of the khyber santa cruz police were able >> apartments are a hot commodity if you plan on living in san francisco. they're hard to come by in just about any neighborhood. realtors tell kron 4's alecia reid that there are usually a handful of potential renters vying for the same apartment, so having your money ready is key. realtors tell kron 4's alecia reid that there are usually a handful of potential renters vying for the same apartment, so having your money ready is key. >> this is a one bedroom. this response a we have gotten is good. to live in san francisco you have to be willing to pay the pricean depending on the neighborhood and amenities, you'll have to dig deeper in your pockets. we have a one bedroom that we're renting. we were renting it for $1800, but now we're renting it for $3000. the response we've gotten is good so i don't think we'll have any problems renting it. i'dsay the last year to year and a half is when rents have become so high. it's higher than i've ever seen them. i attribute it all to the tech industry and people that work. they have the money and they'll pay it. but not everyone can afford to pay upwards of 2 to 3 thousand dollars a month in rent. many people we spoke
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to are buddying up in order to call the city home. >> sot - right now i'm roommate. rent is expensive in comparison to other cities, depending on where they want to live. we put a post last sunday and it was super fast we started interviewing people. >> sot - for sure sf is one of the premium markets to live in so there's a premium to pay in just about any part of the city i think. there's a pretty low inventory out there so the options are limited. >> in san francisco alecia reid kron 4 news. >> o we will be right back. first, this live look. light traffic many people have the day off. 45 degrees in fremont. we're just 89 days
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away from this year's bay to breakers and kron 4 is proud to be part of this san francisco original event. once again, kron 4 will bring you the race from start to finish and all of the crazy costumes in between. bay to breakers, sunday, may 19th pieces of presidential history get auctioned off in massachusetts. one bidder spend 629-.... thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals, and resist snacking.
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some cold temperatures. wednesday, breezy. and the chance for showers the good news is that snowfall for the sierras. there are pieces of presidential
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history with $629,000 force one bomber jacket, which was once owned by president john f. kennedy. this was one of more than 700 pieces auctioned off. other lots included documents, photographs, letters, and gifts. they all come from the estate of david powers, a longtime friend and assistant of j-f-k. powers was also the curator of the john f. kennedy library and museum until his retirement in 1994. along with the bomber jacket given to powers in the early 60s, other memorabilia included a birthday card given to j-f-k by his son, john junior. >> coming up this live report with one driver left dead after a high-speed crash. and, your forecast and weather.
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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> top stories we are following on this monday morning.
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a late night chase in san jose turns deadly when a driver tries to get away from police in a stolen car. we'll have the very latest coming up. and gas prices on the rise for the 32nd consecutive day. we're tracking prices at the pump. and watching the weather this morning. lets check in with erica for the forecast. new in overnight news. dozens of police officers and it could be this way for a another couple of hours. the suspect died. this is a massive areaone person was killed after crashing a stolen car while attempting to get away from officers late last night. an officer was conducting a routine traffic stop in the area of capitol expressway and towers lane when a dark colored s-u-v attempted to run the officer over around 11 o'clock last night. the officer was able to jump out of the way, and began pursing the fleeing car. the chase went onto
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southbound highway 101 towards blossom hill road. eventually the driver of the car lost control and crashed in the 54-hundred block of monterey road. the driver was pronounced dead the scene. new in overnight news. one person was killed after crashing a stolen car while attempting to get away from san jose. a community remembers the 10-year-old girl who died in an weekend apartment fire on treasure island. close to a hundred people showed up for the candlelight vigil last night. it was held in front of the building where corn-lina godfrey was killed. a local pastor shared a prayer.
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some of godfrey's teachers and classmates were also in the crowd. they sang songs, paying tribute to the little girl. >> she was a sweet girl who loved to read and write it just received it academical more on thursday. the entire community is here. many people were very emotional. shedding tears. some also left stuffed animals and wrote left messages on a poster board. wishing godfrey's family their best. the apartment building caught fire at around 12-15 saturday morning. on the 12-hundred block of five people managed to no word yet on the cause of the fire. >> an investigation into what caused a boat and a ferry to collide. injuring two this morning. the accident happened saturday between a golden gate ferry and a 22-foot
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motorboat. this is video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c-seven news. investigators were trying to determine who was at fault in the crash on the san francisco bay. according to golden gate transit, the motorboat was traveling at high speed when it collided with the ferry. all five crew members aboard will be drug tested and the investigation. give a thi >> take a look at this description. he is about 5 ft. 10 in., with about 200 lbs. and eight had to.he has a
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tattooa napa woman faces charges this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol for the *sixth time. 45-year-old ixchel rollins was driving a b-m-w on highway 101 in petaluma on friday afternoon when she was pulled over. rollins, who has five prior dui convictions over the last 10 years, failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for felony dui. rollins was further charged with violating probation and driving on a suspended license. new overnight.check out this video into kron four. fire fighters are battling a 2-alarm fire in tampa florida. assessthe burning structure is a recycling industrial complex. when fire crews arrived, they found a large pile of metal on fire. there are two large diesel tanks of fuel that firefighters are trying to protect from the flames. explosion have already been heard and crews are working to keep the fire from highly explosive materials in the vicinity. >> the white house is downplaying its immigration
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proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers don't come up with an overhaul of their own. president obama wants to "be bipartisan group of senators fails to devise a plan for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the united states. in response, lawmakers assure the white house they are on it - and warn that president obama would be heading toward failure if the white house gets ahead of them. >> watching gas prices around the nation this morning. the state average is sitting at 4-16 for a regular gallon of gas. taking a look at some of the in san francisco, just under the state average at 4-13. in oakland, 4-05. we will be right back.
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home to venezuela after more than two months of medical treatment in cuba following cancer surgery. chavez says in a message on his twitter account that he had arrived in venezuela. our treatment here." al-qaida in iraq has claimed responsibility for car bombings that killed at least 37 people in baghdad. the islamic state of iraq issued a statement on militant websites saying yesterday's attacks came in revenge for alleged criminal acts by the shiite-led government against sunnis in the iraqi capital. the car bombs that exploded within minutes in outdoor than 100 people. the attacks came amid rising sectarian discord in the country and appeared aimed at shaking the iraqis' confidence in the shiite-led government. >> the cleanup continues in
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russia after a meteor strike last week. that explosion happened friday in the ural mountains. it was equivalent to several atomic bombs and caused about 33 million dollars in damage. 12-hundred people were injured. crews are working in the cold weather to cover windows and gather clothes and food. thought
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to >> good morning. we could get a piece it about. one
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half inch or more of rainfall at the higher elevations. 46 degrees in san carlos. the afternoon highs will be nicer with the upper 50s. richmond, 55 degrees 57 degrees in concord, oakland and as we take a look at the satellite and radar this is going to bring light rainfall. and futurecast walking you through the time being. 6:00 a.m., many people of the roads. we are expecting rainfall with the north bay. that will continue to grow in intensity. the yellow one your screen is indicating moderate/heavy. it could taper off. but the chance of
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showers by 6:00 p.m., some chances of rainfall through antioch, petaluma. cloudy conditions and gusting at 20 m.p.h. this is what we are expected with one-quarter of 1 in.. and warm as you are going to the lake tahoe area. unsettled for the bay area and temperatures will be struggling to make it out of the fifties. keeping your umbrella handy. sunshine, blue skies for saturday, sunday. and george? >> we are not expecting much of a commute with many people taking the holiday off. here is a quick bridge check. bill backups, no delays. this and the tail
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bridge, with-no backups. and the interchange in some detail also looking decent. they might not even looke at a to release of the san mateo. really looking decent. problem-free for san jose and on the 101 the transient is on a modified schedule ministry as saying
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saturday. a undercover sting busts businesses in sonoma county selling alcohol to minors. round table pizza,hop monk tavern and pizzeria capri were all cited for selling alcohol to an underage decoy. employees who gave alcohol to the minors, and the businesses are being referred to the department of alcohol beverage control for administrative license violations. thousands across the country protested against the extension of an oil pipeline in san francisco. the protest was peaceful yestesday at justin herman plaza. the san francisco police department said they made no arrests. organizers said that some five thousand people took part in the protest. calling on president obama to take a stand on climate change and reject the proposed keystone x-l pipeline. an extension of the original keystone pipeline.
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the local sierra club says this is an important step in curbing carbon emissions. thousands across the country protesting against the extension of an oil pipeline. by all accounts. the san francisco police no arrests. organizers tell kron four that some five thousand people took part in the protest. an extension of the original national mall. apartments are a hot commodity if you plan on living in san francisco. they're hard to come by in just about any neighborhood. you have to be willing to pay the pricean depending on the neighborhood and amenities, you'll have to dig deeper in your pockets. realtors say a one bedroom that were renting for 18- hundred-dollars is not going for three-thousand-dollars. they have never seen rent this high before. experts attribute it all to
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the tech industry and people are willing to pay for the high rent. but not everyone can afford to pay upwards of 2 to 3 thousand dollars a month in rent. many people say they have to find roomates in order to call the city home. apartments are a hot commodity if you plan on living in san francisco. they're hard to come by in just about any neighborhood. realtors tell kron 4's alecia reid that there are usually a handful of potential renters vying for the same apartment, so having your money ready is key. to live in san francisco you have to be willing to pay the pricean depending on the neighborhood and amenities, you'll have to dig deeper in your pockets. sot - we have a one bedroom that we're renting. we were renting it for $1800, but now we're renting it for gotten is good so i don't think we'll have any problems renting it. i'dsay half is when rents have become so high. it's higher to live. we put a post last people. sot - for sure sf is one of the premium markets to live
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after that beautiful weekend, hot, sunshine. we will see some holiday hours for offices. a tax watchdog
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group says facebook will pay no state or federal taxes on its profits for 20-12 -- and will even get a half- billion-dollar refund. citizens for tax justice says it found in facebook's annual earnings report, the social network won't owe any taxes on its one-point-one- billion dollars in pre-tax profits for last year. the tax research group says options and other forms of compensation to investors and employees for the write- off. analysts say the move is legal, and related to the company's decision to go an idaho businessman loses his job after allegedly slapping a toddler on a delta air lines flight. joe hundley is no longer an executive at an aerospace company in idaho. the flight was from minneapolis to atlanta. just before landing, the toddler's mother says hundley used a racial slur while demanding she quiet the crying child. then, she says, hundley slapped the boy in the face. a pennsylvania man was arrested at newark liberty international airport after screeners noticed a loaded gun in his carry-on bag. 59-year-old robert kellerman of long pond was taken into custody by port authority police. kellerman was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. he told police he forgot the gun was inside the bag.
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airline passengers are permitted to travel with firearms only in checked baggage. they must be stored properly >> coming up this live look outside. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched.
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they don't know how it started. >> all right, the big local stories that we are following, one person is dead, killed in a crash in a stolen car. this happened with a routine traffic start last night. it was the 5400 block of moterey road where the crash happened. an investigation is looking into how a ferry crash and a motor boat happened. here is helicopter video. also, tracking the pain at the pump on this president's someday, gas prices are soring. the national average is $3.73. where are these prices? this is not in the bay area. there's no way. prices have gone up over the last 30 days. >> i am filling up more now.
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>> i need to. >> 4:14 i paid for the middle stuff yesterday. >> i can't wait to fill up today. all right, erics, let's get a look at the forecast. today is going to be cooler, but we are going to see sunshine with mid to upper 50s. we are talking mid spread rain as we get into tomorrow. unsettled weather continues in the bay area. at 5:31, let's check the commute with george. well, the ride around the bay is an easy one. we don't expect much in the way of a commute. light traffic not only here, but for the rest of the bay as well. highway 4 is light so far this morning. mark? thank you, george. in overnight news, one person dead after crashing a stolen car trying to get away from
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officers. here's the latest. >> reporter: that are dozens of -- there are dozens of police officers still at the scene, and it could be that way for hours. the suspect is still at the scene. he died here after flipping the karr into a ravine. we know it started around 11:00 last night when a police officer tried to pull over an unrelated car. while talking with the first driver, he notices that the suspect comes from behind, engine just racing. he steps out of the way and does not get hit by the suspect. then the officer gets in his car and there's a short pursuit during the chase, speeds went up to 90 miles per hour. it wasn't until blossom hill road that the suspect lost
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control of the car. the man is in his 20s, they are looking at a possible motive as to why he went after the police officer. a violent predator is on the loose in san francisco, and he is attacking women. these attacks have been happening in mission and noah valley neighborhoods. let's look at a sketch of the man. both times, the female victims were walking alone at night. the most recent happened at bartlet and 23rd. >> the neighborhood was supposed to have gotten safer over the last several years. noah valley has a reputation of being really safe. you think strollers and posh
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boutiques. you don't think of attacks at any time! and in both of the attacks, the victim was not sexual assaulted, but those living in the area are worried about future attacks and they are hoping someone can be caught in this. and another story we are following, those who are supporting dorner. the supporters didn't believe in hisa actions, but are against police brutality. others are accusing the police of acting as judge, and jury. and watching wall street, investors are heading into a shortened trading week where a fresh batch of data on manufacturing will give some
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clues about the country. now, the markets are closed today in honor of president's day. we will watch the national association of home builders will have their housing index. u.s. manufacturing will be in focus this week as the dow flirts with the 1700 mark. according to federal agencies trying to prepare for the worst, unless congress steps in, about $85 billion will hit the budget doling out 2.1 million of the country's work force. this will end up carving about 9% from nondefense programs and 13% from defense programmings. it's to trim the deficit over ten years. and we'll be back as the kron morning news continues.
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you can see this marina with boats on fire, three of as a matter of fact. the flames look to be out right now. the fire crews are on the scene right now trying to put the fire out.
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welcome back, time now is 5:39. mindy mccready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career is dead. deputies responded to a 911 call of gunshots at her home. when the officers got there, they found her dead on her porch. investigators say she died of an apparent gunshot wound. she suffered mental illness. she is leaving behind two boys, one just 10 months old. the baby's father died last
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month. she earned a recording contract with b and a records. in 1996, her guys do it all of the time hit the charts. mark? all right, thank you. reeder's digest parent company filed for bankruptcy as consumers shifted from print to electronic form. they filed for bankruptcy in 2009. reader's digest cited more than $1 billion in bet. and a new phone will go on
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sale this week. the smart phone features a 5.5- inch screen that packs in twice as many pixels than other phones. ohd screens are more common in tvs, but the smart phones are starting to embrace them. it features a camera that can shoot full hd video and photographs. we'll be back in a couple of minutes on this president's day. let's look at the approach to the bay bridge. the visibility looks good. not going to be like the weekend, but we'll be okay. now, this is the timing of the beta breakers. maybe you are training for it. 89 days away from this year's beta breakers and kron 4 is a
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part of it once again. we will bring you coverage of all of it on hi, today, we are here with the expert. you are the short sale expert. what's going on? >> well, the market is very busy. it's a good time to sell whether it's a regular transaction or a short sell. many home owners are more familiar with this these days. >> right, and what about the banks? are they supportive, still? i know they were for a while. >> yes, the banks are still supportive of short sales. i think overall, they would rather make a short sale than
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take the property back. many are offering cash incentive for those who complete a successful short sale. now, does everyone get that money? well, no, you have to qualify, but the good thing about us is we do look into that for all of our clients. we have made some happy who receive that cash incentive. >> you have an innovative way of not putting forsale signs out. >> we have great marketing in general, but you really don't need a for sale sign to sale a property. >> thank you for your information. if you want more information, you can suzanne, or check out the website.
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welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. one person is dead after crashing a stolen car while trying to get away from officers on the way to san jose. it was part of a routine traffic stop. we'll have the late e details in 15 minutes. and a community remembering the girl who died in an apartment fire on treasure island. close to 100 people showing up for this vigil last night. and police are warning people in santa cruz to be on the look out for a man attacking women. the suspect is on the loose. the time now is 5:45, and we want to get a look at the weather. good morning. good morning, we have lots
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to talk about. last week, we saw temperatures in the 70s and 80s. that's certainly not the case today. pretty overcast out there as the morning progresses. we'll see partly sunny conditions to mostly sunny conditions through the afternoon, but we'll see more cloud ins the sky ahead of a cold front bringing rain to the bay area. here's the temperatures right now 44 in vallejo. 40 out the door in oakland. temperatures today will be actually cooler than the seasonal average. 54 in downtown oakland and 56 in livermore. now, the satellite and radar picture really holds the key to the bigger story. this cold front is going to bring some rain to our area. this originated in the gulf of alaska. we are going to see an uptake
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in the winds. cold temperatures over the next couple of days. you can see the rain by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow near the coastline and the north bay. we are under the green which indicates the light rain. it will pick up by 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. moderate to heavy rain throughout the morning. 2:00 p.m., it will start to taper off. it looks like we are deal being the rain for downtown san jose. by 6:00 p.m. tomorrowing night, it looks like rain for antioch and concord. if you are heading up to tahoe, we have r advisory for the area. we could get some pretty decent snow out of this system. bring your chains if you are heading up to tahoe. unsettled weather for the rest
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of the workweek, but it looks like we'll be dry and sunny heading into the weekend. george (. light add easy commute around the bay. no back up or delay, and no problems with the bridges. the san mateo bridge an easy commute eastbound or westbound. looking at the golden gate bridge, very light traffic if you are out driving this morning. a quick check from the east bay shows you'll find at the limit conditions for interstate 80 with a 12 minute drive. no delays through the san ramone valley and 580 is clear through through the altamont pass this morning. the golden state warriors are off to their best start. last night, the all stars duked it up with the east.
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143-138. david lee chipping in where he could, but he only played 13 minutes. the clipper's chris paul came away with the mvp, scoring 20 points with 15 assists. we were just talking about this in the commercial break. >> we were. >> danica patrick being the first woman to win the pole position. she will start in the front alongside jeff gordon. the others will qualify on thursday to find out about their positions. >> in the moment, it's about thinking about what i need to do for next sunday, and trying to make some more history. >> it's patrick's first full year as a nascar sprint driver. >> she has already made history, just by being the hottest race car driver ever.
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right? >> yes. >> she looked amazing. >> i don't know who i am more jealous of, tiger or the president. >> they golfed yesterday. this is file video of the president golfing. i am looking for tiger in there, but there's no photos. they didn't allow cameras out there. how would you like to golf with the president on president's day? >> or golf with tiger. >> they didn't have any video cameras. the president actually met with tiger when he visited the white house in '09. >> i wonder what the president shot? >> yeah, notice they didn't release the numbers. caltran is preparing to spend 9 menopause to get more people to -- $9 million to get more people to ride trains.
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a new study out this morning says that changing the channel from violent tv shows to educational tv can improve the behavior of preschoolers. the results of the study from the seattle research institute says that the change is modest, but it changes over time. doctors are saying that what
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children watch impacts how they play that out. and pieces of presidential history getting auctioned off. one bidder spent $2100 on this bomber jacket that was once oned by president kennedy. the items come from the estate affidavit powers, a long time -- from david powers. along with this bomber jacket, other memorabilia included a birthday card from his son. zero dark 30 includes the events leading up to the killing of osama bin laden. there's one of the stars of the movie, they got several oscar
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nominations. we don't know if they are going to be winners yet, but they got the nod. argo was recognized as the best adaptive screen play. and that guy was in zero dark 30. >> i have to see both of those. >> how about the weekend, did you see any of the movies this weekend? >> no. did you? >> i did not. they had some valentine's type movies. >> i had friends who saw identity three and said it was -- thief and said it was awful. >> bruce willis again with die hard? there's that movie "identity thief" that's not supposed to
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be very funny. >> it made some money. "safe haven" rounded out the top three. apparently, if you even glanced at the back of the book, it's nothing like it. it's nothing like the book at all. >> it's like the notebook. >> sort off. >> the morning news continues. coming up, we are live on the scene where a police chase turns deadly over night. we have the latest on the situation. and a massive fire burning in the tampa area right now, and there's a concern that it's going to catch some large fuel tanks on fire. we will be back as we are watching the cold back east and there are concerns about the there are concerns about the citrus crops. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out.